By Digital Output Staff
The inaugural InPrint USA takes place April 25 to 27, 2017 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. Focused on industrial print technology, InPrint has beginnings in Europe. With success in both Germany and Italy, the show organizers—Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group—were encouraged to bring the expo across the pond.
Designed for print technology for manufacturing, InPrint USA focuses on the packaging, decorative, automotive, additive manufacturing, and three-dimensional (3D) industries. It encourages manufacturers; industrial print companies; OEMs, integrators, component manufacturers, and developers; and traditional print companies to attend the show.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced in February 2017 that it would be an association partner. SGIA believes InPrint USA complements its current work.
On the Floor
Vendors plan to exhibit services and products in specialty, screen, digital, inkjet, and 3D. Here we include a spotlight on some of these companies and what they plan to bring to the show.
Agfa Graphics, booth 1625, has a 150 year history of chemistry, color management, and dispersion technology and is a global leader in inkjet technology. At InPrint, Agfa showcases dedicated industrial inkjet solutions and applications including decoration, serialization, marking, and coding. In partnership with system integrators, Agfa has the expertise to design, develop, and manufacture high-performance inkjet inks and fluids fine-tuned to various industrial inkjet printing applications.
Colex Finishing and Fotoba International, S.L.R., booth 1721, announce the new Fotoba High Performance XL320 X/Y Cutter. It is ideal for media up to 130 inches wide and 40-mil thick. The XL320 offers faster cutting speeds and can cut flexible media and a range of textile fabric up to 40-mil. Colex is the exclusive dealer for Fotoba in North America. The Colex/Fotoba partnership offers an extensive line of precision cutting equipment together with premiere service.
ColorGATE, booth 1635, is a successful developer of software solutions, RIP software, and printer driver technology for commercial and industrial printing. With Productionserver solutions for specific application areas of the industrial production of décor, ceramic, textile, and packaging, ColorGATE supplies modular software solutions. At InPrint, ColorGATE presents the Rapid Spectro Cube, an all-in-one color management solution for the creation of ICC profiles especially in industrial digital printing applications.
Excelitas Technologies, booth 1820, features OmniCure AC2, AC5, and AC9 Series UV LED curing systems. Designed for a range of applications using narrow to wide width substrates, AC Series systems deliver a unique air-cooled solution with high-power UV output and low-temperature curing for outstanding throughput performance and increased production yields. Available in 365- and 395-nanometer wavelengths, the AC Series utilizes high output LEDs with customizable optics to achieve peak irradiance at longer working distances.
Fujifilm, booth 1311, showcases a range of inkjet technology solutions for industrial and package printing. The company demonstrates how its core Fujifilm Inkjet Technology has been developed and combined to produce solutions that meet the complex demands of many new applications. The company introduces a number of new products at the show, including two Fujifilm print engines and a range of new inks.
Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), booth 1725, highlights its latest innovations and ability to enable quicker routes to market for industrial print technologies. A key partner for industrial inkjet OEMs and system builders, GIS is a leader in software development, user interfaces, machine control, and ink system components, delivering continuous product innovation and support in demanding production applications.
Innovative Digital Systems (IDS), booth 1325, is a digital print integration company. IDS is not only a distributor for Mimaki printers, but offers a full line of specialized printers from high-speed single pass to cylindrical printers. These printers will be operational and on display to exhibit what they are able to accomplish. Come and discuss unique applications with the company’s in-house technicians that will be on site.
INX Digital, booth 1431, teams with AnaJet to demonstrate one of the fastest direct-to-garment printers in the industry. The durable mPower i-series digital apparel printer prints a 12×10-inch graphic on black and dark garments in 40 seconds. Designed for high-volume production, it benefits from Ricoh printheads and an innovative, patented ink delivery system using INX International ink sets. It’s ideal for sign and large format vendors.
Kao Collins, formerly Collins Inkjet, booth 1714, demonstrates the latest advances in inkjet chemistry for high-speed, single-pass printing, including water-, oil-, solvent-based; and UV-, LED-, and EB-curable inks. The chemistries and curing technologies used for inkjet applications are developing rapidly, which is creating new, exciting opportunities, like EB. With these innovative developments, Kao Collins focuses on helping customers and OEMs create new market opportunities and expand the reach of high-speed inkjet printing.
Kothari Info-Tech Pvt Ltd, booth 1834, displays fabric prints illustrating the brightness and color gamut of its reactive and disperse inks including sublimation. The sharpness of the prints show the benefits of using the company’s Kothari Print Pro software, both for roll to roll as well as t-shirt printing. Kothari also offers information on its variable data printing software as well as other software used in printing.
LogoJET’s, booth 1639, newest UV printer, the UVx90, offers an imprint area of 24x36x6 inches to accommodate products from promotional items to signage and customized home décor. The UVx90 offers full-color decorating capabilities on virtually any substrate—natural or synthetic, rigid or flexible, flat or curved. Special effects like textured imprints and gloss varnishes can be added to any design. Built-in white ink capabilities enable printing on dark and clear substrates.
Marabu, booth 1304, showcases its newest line of UltraJet digital inks providing excellent adhesion, high-grade pigments, and superior printability on a range of challenging substrates. UltraJet is specifically tailored for high-resolution printheads and is fully compatible with most UV flatbed printers.
Meteor Inkjet Ltd., booth 1634, is a leading independent supplier of production-ready printhead driving solutions for printer OEMs and print system builders worldwide. At InPrint USA, it showcases a comprehensive line of scalable and powerful electronics and software.
Mimaki USA, booth 1411, exhibits the new Mimaki UJF MkII Series with Kebab MkII option, which offers 360 degree direct printing on a range of material sizes for printing onto cylindrical objects such as stainless steel tumblers, bottles, cans, vases, packaging, and candle holders. Kebab options are easily mounted to the printer’s flatbed table, and function intuitively via Mimaki’s RasterLink6 software. At InPrint, the UJF MkII Series printer uses Mimaki LH-100 inks, offering high durability with fine color repeatability.
Nazdar Ink Technologies, booth 1314, manufactures a comprehensive range of ink solutions in UV, UV LED, water-based, and solvent-based technologies for printing. Whether it is for graphics or industrial, inkjet, screen, or flexographic, Nazdar has an ink to meet every application need. Manufacturing in the U.K. and the U.S., complemented with an experienced global network of partners, enables Nazdar to serve your local market.
Phoseon Technology, booth 1324, increases the peak intensity of the FireJet FJ100 LED curing solution by 50 percent, up to 12W/cm2. The FireJet FJ100 provides an ideal combination of size and power for space constrained environments requiring high-intensity curing performance. With WhisperCool and TargetCure technology, the FJ100 provides reliable, consistent performance at a quiet operating level.
Roland DGA Corp., booth 1524, showcases its advanced UV LED and sublimation printing technologies. Visitors can get a firsthand look at newly updated UV benchtop printers from Roland’s VersaUV LEF series as well as innovative inkjets from the company’s Texart dye-sublimation printer family. Roland VersaUV LEF flatbeds print directly on any object up to 3.94 inches thick, while Texart printers create sublimated soft signage, apparel, and hard goods.
Sun Chemical and DIC (SunJet), booth 1701, demonstrate the latest developments in inkjet chemistry and its ability to collaborate on development projects with OEM partners, system integrators, and printhead manufacturers for all current and future applications in a range of market sectors including graphics, décor, textile, industrial, and packaging.
Thieme, booth 1520, is an international leader in high-quality screen and digital printing systems. The company’s products distinguish themselves by delivering high print quality and efficiency.
TTP plc, booth 1638, is one of Europe’s leading independent technology development companies, and has a 30 year track record in inkjet technology and systems engineering. At InPrint, TTP showcases FlexJet, a new low-cost UV inkjet platform that can be configured for many applications from labels to garment printing, and its Vista inkjet technology. Vista is unique in its ability to jet highly viscous fluids and heavy particulates.
Zünd’s, booth 1322, highly modular digital cutting/routing systems are ideal for all industrial printing. While Zünd’s software/digital workflow solutions are the focus of the exhibit at InPrint USA, it also brings a relevant selection of sample and video materials to illustrate the range and diversity of the company’s options for cutting/creasing, routing, and finishing. Experts are available to discuss any and all cutting requirements attendees may have—from prototyping to fully automated non-stop production.
See You There
Visit Digital Output in booth 1822 and let us know how the show is! Pick up a copy of the April issue in the booth.
Apr2017, Digital Output